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Excellent late harvest Pinot Gris!

Sipp Mack Alsace Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives Amélie 2014 FR-BIO-01

Excellent late harvest Pinot Gris!
  • The vintage
  • The 2014 vintage was marked by varied climates during the growing season and the development of the Suzukii fruit fly.

    Winter was mild. A spring heat wave encouraged early bud break and flowering. The grapes set well and an early harvest was predicted. Lack of water and a cool August slowed maturation and kept acid levels high.

    The winners of the vintage are the Crémant, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling! The rich grape acidities helped create wines that are perfect for high gastronomy and long aging. The Indian summer also permitted the production of quality late harvest wines.
  • Terroir
  • Essentially calcareous-clay
  • In the vineyard
  • Our domaine is certified BIO by Ecocert France since 2013. Our goal is to foster soil enrichment with cover crops, composts, mulching and minimum tillage. We adapt cover crops to our local rainfall. When abundant, we let the grasses grow. When particularly dry, we till the soil or use the rolofaca which bends the grasses and creates a mulch. Grapes are hand harvested in early October.
  • Winemaking
  • Grapes are placed in pneumatic presses by gravity and gently pressed for 3-6 hrs to preserve maximum varietal flavors and aromas. Juices are then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks on fine lees. Sterile cartridge filtration and bottling takes place in August.
  • Cépages
  • PINOT GRIS : 100%
  • Specifications
  • Alcohol level (% vol.): 12,5%
    pH: 3.49
    Volume production (hL): 500 bottles
    Residual Sugar (g/l): 88.3
    Acidity (g/l): 8.3
  • Service
  • Can be aged 15 years. Store on side between 10-15°C. Ideally served between 8-10°C.
  • Food pairings
  • Drink on it's own for the pleasure, match with a foie gras and candied figs and dates or with a fruit dessert (not chocolate).
  • Tasting
  • Elegant nose with aromas of smoked currants.The palate is rich and concentrated with a beautiful length of aromas on finish. Very beautiful success.

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